Runnin' Scared caught up with State Senator Gustavo Rivera yesterday to hear his thoughts on the ongoing redistricting battles in Albany. He testified on Monday at a hearing on the matter. (He wasn't able to attend a Bronx redistricting hearing yesterday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- whi ... More >>
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Burn off that holiday dinner
The coyote which was captured by Emergency Services on Thursday after wandering around Tribeca for a day is going to be released somewhere in the city, but the Parks Department won't say where. Parks Spokeswoman Vickie Karp told the Times "We pick the largest and most suitable natural habitat ... More >>
No Pants Subway Ride Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Meet up in six locations on Sunday at 3, get on the subway, and, when your team leader tells you to, take your pants off. Organizers are requesting underwear.
East Meets West Holiday Parade Little Italy and Chinatown Merchants Associations are sponsoring a parade from Mulberry to Mott Street, featuring marching bands, martial artists and acrobats, Italian American singers and Lion and Dragon Dance troupes.
Model trains travel from New York to the North Pole at Grand Central Station. Sadly, the bizarre holiday laser light show on the reverse zodiac roof of the main hall doesn't start until Monday. The holiday market is already going on.
NYS leaf peeper map - Bear Mountain reaches peak leaf If it's outdoors, call ahead. A lot of things are being cancelled due to the rain. Saturday NYC Dumpling Festival and eating contest - benefits Food Bank NYC Kid's Day, Nightmare: Vampires: the very-not-kid-friendly Museum of Vampyric ... More >>
The Times' Cara Buckley gets extra credit for going to Grand Army Plaza in the pre-dawn dark of Sunday to observe a Winter Solstice ritual conducted by "self-styled urban shaman" Mama Donna for 17 locals. Mama Donna's acolytes stood at the cold crossroads, smelled burning herbs, yelled to "let all ... More >>
You may have wondered about the odd "Shadowland" mood piece in Sunday's New York Times about a "a film noir night in New York" in the dead of which the author imagines himself a detective haunting "the Upper West Side, the land of coffee shops and bookstores," and announces that "the city does not o ... More >>
Rafael Martinez-Alequin -- longtime citizen journalist, part-time worker for the Efrain Gonzalez Jr. State Senate campaign -- has put up a video he took of Gonzalez' opponent, Pedro Espada Jr., campaigning in Van Cortlandt Park this weekend. The money shot comes near the end, when Espada puts his ha ... More >>
Think you've got it tough? Try being queer in the Bronx.
Marine Corps recruiters need young, healthy New Yorkers to fight George Bush's war
Maybe we could use Legos instead?(FCR) Like a juggler who's finally put all his balls in the air, New York City's development rage hit full-speed this week with the approval of the Atlantic Yards project. The massive arena and residential complex joins Yankee Stadium, the new Mets stadium, all the ... More >>
You can go in the water again!
Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate
In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities
There'll be new parks along with the new stadium, but a principle is being razed In the New York Yankees' stadium saga, Macombs Dam Park has long been the whipping boy. Back in 1994, as Yankees officials were complaining about the crime and parking problems around their 161st Street home, the te ... More >>
Paddling and Galloping
Aliann Pompey On the Fast Track
Escape the Asphalt Jungle into New York Citys Boondocks
An investigation by the joint terrorist task force adds to the Million Youth March leader's woes